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Violence is a serious public health problem in the United States. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. In 2013, 16,121 people were victims of homicide and 41,149 took their own life.
The number of violent deaths tells only part of the story. Many more survive violence and are left with permanent physical and emotional scars. Violence also erodes communities by reducing productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services.
CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins.
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